A few weeks ago, the weirdest thing happened.

I walked into a crowded after-school hangout for young adults and my thirty something year old self suddenly felt as awkward and gawky as I was at thirteen. Where was my self-confidence? What happened to those twenty years of work on building my self-worth to replace those few years of embarrassment and shame?

All I could think of was how fast I wanted to get out of there.

Have you ever felt like that before? Have you ever wanted to change your perspective or redo a moment so you can feel better about the life you are living?

Thankfully, after I left, I picked up the pieces of my fragile self and again walked in the shoes of a happy and confident adult. But I wish I had read one of these posts sooner.

If you have had a shot to your self-esteem lately, feel pessimistic, discouraged or just unhappy about your situation or life right now, there is a post in here for you. Hope you enjoy it and the rest of our top posts this week.

How to Shift to a More Positive Mindset

(Adventures in Positive Psychology) – There is a way to transform any negative situation into a positive one. It all begins with attitude. Here blogger Joe Wilner provides helpful tips on how to develop a more positive frame of mind in one of our most popular posts this week.

Child Anxiety: When to Worry/When to Relax

(Anxiety & OCD Exposed) – Wondering whether your child’s anxiety is normal? All that wondering could make any parent anxious. Thank goodness for this post that provides information on child fears to watch out for and other things not worth worrying over.

Equine-Assisted Therapy: A Short Reading List

(Equine Therapy) – Want more information on Equine Therapy, but don’t know where to look? Here is a long list of relevant resources for those who are thirsty for more information on the emerging field of equine therapy.

Celebrity Psychiatrist Pegs Kate Middleton As “Bad Girl”

(Celebrity Psychings) – Do you think Kate Middleton won Prince William’s heart by playing a bad girl? Author and celebrity psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman thinks so. Find out why here .

An Open Door

(An Epidemic of Addiction) – Surprises are not a good thing for those with addictions. In truth, understanding the other side of an addict’s personality, the addict inside, can prevent the potential for unexpected and dangerous consequences.